The College and New America by Jay William HudsonThe College and New America by Jay William Hudson

The College and New America

byJay William Hudson

Paperback | January 18, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... SOME NEXT THINGS IN COLLEGE EDUCATION The first great result of the new ideal would be a definite revision of college curricula. Now, an adequate curriculum for any given student means the solution of what subjects he shall take, and their successful correlation,--such a correlation as gives his education a unity of perspective, as well as cumulative worth as he proceeds. To put the matter in terms of previous discussions, it means the doing away with intellectual monasticism and provincialism,--thei isolation of subjects from a social purpose, and the isolation of subjects from each other. With the passing of the academic mind as a teaching mind, ihere disappear these two abstractions that belong to its teaching. Once sure that the! prayer is for bread, we shall no longer answer itf with this stone. student be required to study? The only principle that can solve this question is a broad principle of utility. Scholarship is not such a principle. It gives no reason for choosing one subject rather than another; it says, merely, Whatever subject you do choose, be scholarly,--cherish it for the truth's sake. The only principle of selection is haphazard, depending upon what subjects scholars happen to find interesting. It has come to pass, at this age of the world's learning, that scholarship (not the scholar) is catholic enough to be interested in everything. There is such a thing as scholarship in any subject. There is no principle of selection here,--none whatever; that is why we have made no selection worth while. But while there is such a thing as scholarship in any subject, there is not such a thing as education for the social order in any subject,--not for this social order called America, if stringently enough denned. This social order furnishes the p...
Title:The College and New AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217579248

ISBN - 13:9780217579247